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2009 research updated Dec 29, 2012 by Karla Margo May Warborg (1943), eldest of 3 children of Philip
Chesterfield “Doc” May (Jan.23, 1913-April 2003) and Margaret Evelyn May May (Dec.16, 1917 - living )

FRANKLIN W. WEAVER, farmer from Virginia (ne:Sept 17, 1801 - May 15, 1877) married on April 10, 1824 (or April 7, 1828) to ELIZA ELLIS (ne: Nov. 21, 1811 -  Sept 9, 1874) from Virginia.

NOTE: info from Burr Starbuck Weaver indicates that F.W. Weaver and Eliza Ellis had 9 children all born in Greene County, Ohio near Zenia except the first who was born in Virginia near Richmond.

NOTE: When John W. died Oct. 17, 1915 he was survived by “twin” elder brothers C.F. Weaver and J.F. (or could be J.A.) Weaver in Indiana and *E.H. Weaver in California according to newspaper obit. Frank and Eliza are buried in LaGro, Indiana.

NOTE: 22 year spread on these siblings

   David (or Donald or “Dain”) W. Weaver - Aug. 10, 1829

   Nancy Jane Weaver (Middleton)  Aug. 3, 1832 - d. 1870

   ??? (Burr - listed in Find a Grave)

   James A. Weaver – July 7, 1836   twin  d. 1932

   Chris F. (or Ellis) Weaver - July 7, 1836    twin    d. 1919

   Samuel L. Weaver - June ?, 1838 - 1885 (b. ne 1840 OHIO - 1860 Ind. census)

   Elizabeth Amanda Weaver - b. Jan. 12, 1841 Ohio 

   *Edward H. Weaver - b. Sept. 12, 1843/4 Ohio - died in 1927

  ** John W. Weaver - b. Aug. 18, 1846 Ohio – d. Oct 17, 1915

   Mary Eliza Weaver – b. Sept. 8, 1851 Ohio 

Standing (L-R): John Wesley Weaver, "Dain" Weaver
Seated (L-R): Chris Weaver, Jim Weaver

NOTE: Quaker lineage for ELIZA ELLIS (1811-1874) - David Ellis (1782-1852) - Morris Ellis II (1750-1810) - Morris Ellis I (1715 -1760) - Thomas I. Ellis, Sr. (1683-1760) - Rev. Rowland Ellis (1650-1731).

Rowland Ellis led a large number of Welch Quakers from North Wales, following plans of government founded by William Penn, and they purchased 5,000 acres of land in Pennsylvania. They arrived in America in 1682, another colony coming in 1686. Rowland became Quaker Minister for the “Society of Friends”. Thomas, a farmer immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1687. Morris Ellis, I assumed the charge of having an illegitimate child and moved his family to what is now West Virginia where Morris II was born. David was born in what is now Hampshire County, West Virginia but at the time of his birth it was Frederick County, Virginia.

*Edward H. Weaver (brother of J.W. Weaver) born in Ohio (Sept 12, 1844 - Nov 3, 1927) married Permillia A. Kelley (Dec 12, 1849 - April 8, 1905) on Nov 18, 1869 in Wabash Co, Ind. where they farmed before moving to Denison, Texas in 1877. According to newspaper obit, Ed died at age 84 in Los Angeles, California after living there 18 years. He probably moved there after his wife died. Family stories say he and son, Frank E., went there for the gold rush. His body was returned to Texas with funeral held at home of his nephew W.F. Weaver, 220 East Morgan St.  E.H. and P.A. are buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Denison, Texas. There were 3 children according to obit:

(A) Frank E. (Jan 12, 1872 - July 3, 1962) buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Denison,Tx.

(B) Valse L. married Lulu B. Farquhar in Lockhart,Tx. Lulu was the daughter of Mrs. Genoa Pulliam of Luling,Tx. At time of his father’s death in 1927, V.L. was living in Tomio, Washington.

(C) Third child died in infancy

According to Edward’s obit in 1927, he had two surviving grandchildren: Mrs. E.A. Rodkey, the former Emma Weaver, (1914 graduate of Denison,Tx High School) living in Edmond, OK; and Mr. Herman Weaver of California.

NOTE:  a 1932 thank you for flowers from Edmond, OK was signed M/M E.A. Rodkey & family; Mr. W.W. Curby; Miss Anna Mary Curby; Mr. H.L. Weaver.  J.W. Rodkey was mentioned. Made note of Emma spending vacation.

NOTE: 1870 census has Franklin age 68 farming next to son Ed in LaGro,Indiana. John Wesley age 23 was still living with his parents.

 *JOHN WESLEY WEAVER born in Xenia, Ohio, Greene County (Aug 18, 1846 - Oct 17, 1915) married Elizabeth C. “Lizzi” Rau (b. Feb 28, 1850 Indiana - d. Nov 30, 1881) at Dora, Ind. by Squire Parks on Oct 3, 1873. According to 1880 census both of John’s parents were born in Virginia, while Elizabeth’s father was born in Wurtenburg, Germany and her mother
was born in New Jersey. They farmed in LaGro, Indiana before moving to Texas in 1879. John belonged to 1st Methodist Episcopal Church and Elizabeth belonged to the Presbyterian Church. John worked for the Bridge & Building Dept of MKT RR for 20 years. He is listed as a “bridge builder” on his Texas death certificate #22060. He was a member of Live Oak Camp #11 Woodmen of the World Order of Odd Fellows for 48 years. Elizabeth is buried next to John in Oakwood Cemetery in Denison,Tx.

NOTE: a recipe on notebook paper is signed by “Lizzi” Weaver.
They had two children William F. and Lulu May. According to 1910 Denison,Tx census, he was widowed, living with children Lida (Lyda), Hazel, and Burr. Bill lived next door.

NOTE: son Bill’s death certificate incorrectly lists his father’s middle name as WILLIAM. This mis-information was provided by Bill’s wife Fannie. John W. Weaver’s tattered birth certificate gives his middle name as WESLEY.

William Franklin WeaverFrances Parlee Slagle

William Franklin Weaver & Frances Parlee Slagle Weaver

(1) William “Bill” Franklin Weaver born in LaGro, Ind. (Aug 4, 1874 - Dec 31, 1958) was married in Denison, Tx. to Frances “Fannie” Parlee Slagle (Nov 25, 1874 TN - Oct 25, 1962) by Rev. W.A. Cooper on Aug 31,1895. “Bill” was Mayor of Denison, Texas 1921 - 1922 and a member of Trinity Methodist Church.  They had 2 sons: Raymond Jackson (Aug.9, 1901 - May 14, 1906) and John W. “Johnnie” (Aug 6, 1896 - May 5, 1973) married Marie Boothman (Feb 25, 1899 -?) and had son Jackie in 1925. Bill and Fannie and son Raymond are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Denison,Tx. 

Johnny Weaver
Mrs. R. N. Grammer
Raymond Jackson Weaver
Raymond Jackson Weaver
August 9, 1901 - 14 May 1906

NOTE: Fannie Slagle’s mother’s name was Mrs. Rebecca Nancy Judd Slagle Grammer who was living in Colorado at time of Fannie’s death in 1962.

NOTE: 7 years between Bill & Lulu - during this time John & Lizzie moved to Texas

4 Generations

Jack W. Weaver, John William Weaver, Fannie Paralee Weaver, Rebecca Nancy Grammer

Lulu May Weaver

(2) Lulu May Weaver born in Indiana or Texas (April 3, 1881 - June 30, 1967) married Dec. 24, 1908 to Dr. Aaron Edward “Ed” Little (1871 - Oct 21, 1943) an optometrist in Dallas, Texas. Early years they lived in Olney, Tx.  She was Eastern Star and he was a Mason. They had a daughter Elsie Jean “Tommi” Little (1909 - Jan 11, 1981) who married Bert W. McLean    (d. Nov 14 1998).  Lulu and A.E. are buried in Grove Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.
NOTE: Lulu was an infant when her Mom died. (A brass bed and a buffet from her estate went to a great –niece Karla M. May Warborg)
NOTE: 1900 Denison Tx census shows Lulu M. Weaver born in Texas. Her death  record #44007 gives her birth in Denison, Tx.

John Wesley Weaver Ida Jane Kelley

Two years after his first wife died, JOHN WESLEY WEAVER returned to Indiana and was married at Andrews, Ind. by Rev. Swadener on Feb. 8, 1883 to IDA JANE KELLEY (April 8, 1857 - Jan 28, 1896) from WeldenWabash Co., Ind.  She lived near the WEAVER homeplace farm. (They had 6 children) Ida Jane was daughter of EDWARD KELLEY (1804 - Aug 4, 1882) and his second wife, MARY A. BRADBURY (ne: Jan 8, 1819 - Dec 22, 1874). John brought his family back to Denison, Texas via train in 1889. Ida died of pneumonia. J.W. and Ida Jane are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Denison, Texas. NOTE: Ida Jane was the sister of P.A. Kelley, wife of E.H. Weaver – sisters became sister-in-laws. 
NOTE: Burr S. Weaver was born in LaGro, Ind. Sept. 25, 1889 so the family must have come to Texas late in the year. NOTE: 5 baby graves are in front of John Wesley Weaver’s stone in Oakwood Cemetery Denison, Texas.  J.W.’s original stone was a W.O.W. ornate stone but it has been replaced.

SIBLINGS OF IDA JANE KELLEY with married names

ED KELLEY SR. and his first wife, Johanna Taylor (b. March 9, 1816 - died Jan 26, 1853 at age 36 years 10 months 15 days), had Sarah (married to Unknown Gilmore); Permelia A. (married to E.H. Weaver); Emma (married to Unknown Hall); and Ed Kelley Jr. (b. 1845 - died April 29, 1877 at age 31 years 10 months 14 days).

Ed Kelley, Sr. and his second wife **MARY A. BRADBURY (1819 - d. Dec. 22, 1874 at 55yr 11mo 14day) had “Aunt Matt”. Martha married to Charles H. Steele (3 sons : Walter B. 1886 - 1918, Harry K., & Wm.G.; and Ida Jane (1857 - 1896) married to John W. Weaver.

*NOTE: Ed Jr. would have been about age 8 at his mother’s death. Ida Jane was born 4 years after Johanna’s death which leaves time for Ed Sr. to remarry and have “Aunt Matt" before having Ida Jane.

NOTE: Mrs. Henry James from Andrews, Indiana visited her brothers (relatives) Ed and Matt Kelley in Denison according to a newspaper article.

NOTE: According to news article Mrs. C.H. Steele had a niece named Mrs. Nat Kelley who died in Ennis, Texas two years after her husband, leaving 4 small children. (Mrs. Kelley was a cousin to Lyda Weaver and Mrs. Frank Slagle.)

** Mary A. Bradbury (1819 - 1874) was the daughter of Josiah Bradbury (1785 - 1872) and Mary “Polly” (Lord) Bradbury (1791 - 1871). Josiah was the son of David and Susannah (Craig) Bradbury.
NOTE: parents +6 siblings for “Polly” are private access on Britigan-Combs-Dana family site.

Mary Inez Weaver Benjamin Franklin Slagle

(3) Mary Inez Weaver born in LaGro, Ind. (May 26, 1884 - April 3, 1960) married in Sherman, Texas on July 27, 1904 to Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Slagle, a carpenter (b. Cookville, TN 1877 - Nov 13, 1953) Inez and Frank are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Denison, Texas. They had six children:

(a) Avis 1905 - 1906

(b) W. B. “Bert” (June 30, 1909 - Aug 14, 1992) married Anna “Annie” Pauline Noak (Nook) Krattiger and had Betsy Ann (never married), Nancy Sue Wrenn Kimbrell Pol (4 children), and Wm. Bert Jr. who married Chris Campeau (no children).  Wm.“Bert” Sr. and “Annie” are buried next to his parents in Oakwood Cemetery.

(c) Glen F. (1911 - ??) married Delores Unknown and had Marianne Sept. 28, 1941

(d) Lois Kathryn (1915 - ??) married “Humpy”Daugherty, then married Unknown Cook (no children)

(e) Hazel (1921 - ??) married John Wm. “Bill” Fehmel and had J.W. Jr. “Little Bill”, Rebecca “Becky”, Ronnie, and Eleanor

(f) Robert B. “Bobby” (1922 - ??) married Realy Ann Vaughan – they had a stillborn baby March 23, 1956 which is buried in Oakwood Cemetery-Denison,Tx.

NOTE: “Fannie” Slagle and Benjamin Franklin Slagle were brother and sister and they married “Bill” Weaver and Inez Weaver who were half-brother and sister making their children somewhat double cousins.                           

(4) EMMA "Lyda" ELIZA WEAVER born in LaGro, Ind. (April 11, 1886 - Oct 15 1967) came to Texas with her family in 1889 at age 3. She was married in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Denison,TX by Father McGran on Nov 1, 1910 to PHILIP C. MAY (Oct 21, 1881 - Feb 4, 1963) a post office clerk. Phil’s nick-name for Lydia was “Chief”. They built and resided at 525 E. Day St. (Winan’s Addition, Grayson Co.) in Denison, Tx. They had two children: Frances Elizabeth MAY (Aug 23, 1911 - July 23, 2006) and PHILIP CHESTERFIELD "DOC" MAY JR (Jan 23, 1913 - April 12, 2003). According to her baptismal certificate, Lyda ( at age 57) joined and was baptized at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on June 7, 1943 by Fr. T. S. Zachry. Her baptismal name was “Margaret” and her sponsors were her husband’s nephew Major Harold Hastings and sister-in-law Mrs. Daisy Margaret May-Maughs Hastings. Lyda was president of the Lamar School Mother’s Club in 1923. NOTE: Lyda may have been named after her father’s mother and/or her father’s younger sister, Eliza, plus her mother’s older half-sister, Emma. Lyda and Phil are buried in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Denison, Texas. 
OTE: 1958 Social Security under name Emma Eliza May.      

Hazel Florence Weaver

(5) Hazel Florence Weaver born in LaGro, Ind. (June 4, 1888 - May 10, 1964) was married on June 28, 1914 to Daniel C. Foster (June 28, 1889 - Sept 13, 1934).  They ran a meat-market grocery store on Greenville Ave. in Dallas, Texas. Nephew P.C. “Doc” May worked for them. (a Coca Cola cooler from the store, a 4 poster bed, a floor lamp, 2 twin “jenny lyn” beds, a chest of drawers, a large gold-framed mirror, and an Eisenlohr oil painting from her estate went to great-niece Karla M. May Warborg)  Hazel’s death certificate indicates she was born in 1889 instead of 1888 with info. furnished by Matthew Arthur Cram. Family story is that Hazel had a tubal stillborn baby, then adopted a son “Dan” who became a talented pianist who moved to New York. Hazel later married a real estate agent Matthew Arthur Cram on Dec 25, 1955 in Plainview, Texas. They lived in Dallas, Texas.  Matt didn’t like Hazel sending money to Dan.  Matt died May 30 1982.  Hazel and D.C. Foster are buried in Grove Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

Burr Starbuck Weaver

(6) Burr Starbuck Weaver, born in LaGro, Indiana (Sept. 25, 1889 - April, 25, 1976) married on Oct. 15, 1927 to Gladys Mathews Chute (March 3, 1901 - June 22, 1975). Their first daughter, Jane Anne, was born and died on June 22, 1928. They had a second daughter, Nancy Burr Weaver, born in Schenectady, N.Y. Feb. 22, 1930 who married Dr. John Mackay on May 16, 1953 and moved to British Columbia. Burr worked for the General Electric Company as an engineer from 1927 (graduated from M.I.T.) until retirement in 1954. He had served in the U.S. Army from May 1917 to October 1919 (14 months overseas) and remained in the Reserve for many years.  Burr and Gladys are buried in the Fruitvale CemeteryFruitvale, British Columbia, ten miles from Trail.
NOTE: Dr. John and Nancy Mackay had three children:

(6a) Nancy Jane (Middleton) - son Charlie

(6b) Ian Burr (b. Nov 7, 1959- died of cancer Apr 24,1977)

(6c) adopted 3 day old Duncan Andrew as Murray Dyck, son of Joan Dyck & Don Smith. Married on Feb. 19, 1994 to Tracey Lynn Davies. Four children: daughter Michaela Elan Davies, son Lachlan Ian Mackay, son Kieran Rhys Davies, and daughter Annika Marja Mackay

(7) Edward Austin Weaver   July 4, 1892 - Aug. 12, 1892

(8) Anna Geneva Weaver   May 19, 1895 - June 11, 1895

NOTE: these 2 born in Texas as the family came in 1889. Both buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Denison, TX

Family of
John Wesley Weaver

Seated (L-R): Wm Franklin Weaver, John Wesley Weaver, Lula May Weaver
Standing (L-R): Mary Inez Weaver, Emma Eliza Weaver, Hazel Florence Weaver, Burr Starbuck Weaver


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